November Results Final – Local Tax Burden Increases More Than $2 Billion a Year; $30 Billion in Bonds Approved

With the passage of last week’s deadline for certifying election results from the November 8 general election, the impact of voters’ decisions on local tax and bond measures finally can be determined. With all votes counted, 353 out of 427 tax or bond measures ended up passing – a passage rate of 82.67 percent. . . The 167 tax measures that passed will increase the local tax burden by more than $2 billion annually. The most significant chunk of that financial burden will come from increased sales taxes, which account for more than $1.5 billion in increased local taxes.

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